Parenting by the book. Don’t do it.

The first few years (decades?) of motherhood are hard. Wanting to feed, love and help this adorable little person grow the 'right' way fills any new parent with all consuming questions, the answers to which seemingly allude you alone. And the questions other people ask --- ohhhh the questions. "Is he sleeping through the night?" What the hell does that matter? Worst. Question. EVER.

Little Ears: They ARE Listening

We were driving to dinner and my three year old son asked, “Mom, can I have an E-F-H?” Dad and I look at each other. “A what???!” “An E-F-H…” he repeats in a do-you-pinky-swear-you-won’t-tell-anyone?!?! sorta whisper. And with that, I get it and laugh hysterically, interpreting for my husband. Our astute child is SPELLING out [...]

Little Ears

We were driving to dinner and my three year old son asked, “Mom, can I have an E-F-H?” Dad and I look at each other. “A what???!” “An E—-F—-H…” he repeats in a do-you-pinky-swear-you-won’t-tell-anyone?!?! sorta whisper. And with that, I get it and interpret for my husband. Our child is attempting to spell out a cool-secret-thing [...]